Amidst preparing for finals, I could feel that my body and mind were slowly tearing itself apart with all the pressure I had to face this year so I thought it'd be a great idea to give myself a break before the year ends simply to just have a break. I am never the kind of person who'd give myself a proper break. As I was browsing through Vogue Korea, I came across a photo from The Garden of Morning Calm located near Gapyeong and that's when I knew I NEED to get out of the city. Instantly, I booked our accommodation at Club Inner Hotel which happened to be 40 minutes drive from the actual location we wanted to go but hey, we might as well take the chance to discover different parts of Gapyeong and Club Inner seemed to be the perfect place in the snow. We went to Petite France for a little photo session as soon as we arrive in Gapyeong, drove back to the hotel for a quick rest and drove back again to The Garden of Morning Calm which literally, enchanted us all. It was winter wonderland at its finest. Despite the cold, I didn't hate myself for it. It was simply that breathtaking. The next morning, we went to Nami Island, which was a first for me. Apparently, we got there in time and escaped the queue. We walked through the tall trees, ate hotteok in the cold while sitting by the firewoods.
평생 내 속에 간직하고 싶은 순간들, 좋아하는 소설을 가끔식 꺼내보듯이 꺼내보고 싶곤 해.
Moments I wish to cherish and relive all over again like flipping through the pages of my favorite novel.
We wanted to head for dakgalbi for lunch, a local speciality but decided for Thai instead. So that's how we ended the two days trip to Gapyeong- pad thai, som tam and thai iced tea right in the middle of Seoul.
I don't think I could have wished for anything better to end the year. Here's to another exciting chapter in twenty-eighteen.